My parents came from the tiny island of Föhr in the North Sea off the coast of Germany and Denmark.
Aberdeen, perched on the North Sea, offers a perfect example of the schism between the top and bottom earners.
Nuclear-capable Russian bombers are flying over the North Sea and the Atlantic.
Proceeds from its North Sea drilling rigs will insure corruption and kleptocracy on a Nigerian scale.
Why did the Norse not turn back and find a way to warmer climes, but instead map the North Sea and the coastline?
You could not imagine anything lonelier than a seaplane on the bosom of the North Sea when you are without food or drink.
From the summit of one of the dunes one may see the North Sea.
A fresh northerly wind took us well out into the North Sea; then, a few days later, we lay becalmed on the Dogger.
Up, up we travelled, and the higher we were the more deceptive was the North Sea.
I believe such a dearth of appellatives is the invariable rule in the fishing villages of the North Sea.
Old English norðsæ, usually meaning "the Bristol Channel." The application to the body of water presently so named (late 13c.) is from Dutch (Noordzee, Middle Dutch Noortzee); it lies to the north of Holland, where it was contrasted with the inland Zuider Zee, literally "Southern Sea"). To the Danes, it sometimes was Vesterhavet "West Sea." In English, this had been typically called the "German Sea" or "German Ocean," which follows the Roman name for it, Oceanus Germanicus. "German" persisted on some British maps at least into the 1830s.